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2018 Samuel Billaud Chablis Les Clos

ITEM 8476682 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
sweet wi… $95 $95
$95
Item Sold Amount Date
I8476682 1 $95 Oct 9, 2022
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RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

...aromas of ripe orchard fruits, citrus oil, freshly baked bread, dried white flowers and beeswax. Full-bodied, deep and layered, it's textural and multidimensional, with fine depth at the core, ripe but racy acids and a long, saline finish.

94Vinous / IWC

...fresh, flinty bouquet...palate is likewise underpinned by a fine line of acidity that keeps this Les Clos poised, refreshing and revivifyingly saline. There is just a light sour lemon note mixed with a tang of ginger on the finish, completing a very fine Les Clos that comes highly recommended.

94John Gilman

...refined bouquet of lemon, pear, apple, flinty minerality, a nice touch of oyster shell, paraffin, acacia blossoms and a touch of vanillin oak...pure, full-bodied, complex and beautifully endowed at the core, with good ripe fruit, excellent acidity and grip, lovely focus and a long, vibrant and very well-balanced finish...outstanding depth and backend palate authority.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Les Clos

Les Clos is a 61-acre Grand Cru vineyard in the appellation of Chablis, at the northwestern tip of Burgundy. With rocky soil, good drainage, and a southerly orientation, the vineyard is generally the most acclaimed of the Chablis Grand Crus. The principal landholders are Fevre with 10.38 acres; J. Moreau, with 9.01 acres; and C. Moreau, with 9 acres. Other notable producers with parcels in Les Clos are Francois Raveneau, Louis Pinson, Joseph Drouhin and Rene Dauvissat. Like all the Chablis vineyards, it is planted exclusively to Chardonnay.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.